Rob Halford Says Judas Priest’s “American Idol” Performance “Great For Metal”

Rob Halford

Rob Halford can say whatever he wants, but his band, Judas Priest, appearing on “American Idol” a couple of years ago was not fucking cool.

In fact, it was the antithesis of cool, and one of the gayest things Halford’s ever done.

But doesn’t agree.

“More people saw Judas Priest in America in three and a half minutes than I think we’ve played to ever,” he says, which is sad.

“35 million people saw the band in one go. It was a great opportunity for Priest, but also for heavy metal music,” says Halford.

“The next morning, I was checking iTunes, and a Priest collection, I think it was The Essential Judas Priest, had shot to No. 1 overnight. That’s the power that ‘American Idol’ has, in the way that it reaches people.”

Not anymore. This most recent season’s ratings were shite.

Read more of that interview with Halford here…if you dare.

Also, Priest is currently working on new music, due in stores later this year.

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